In a first, Sherine to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

Sherine Abdel Wahab
Updated 10 June 2018
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In a first, Sherine to perform in Saudi Arabia this month

CAIRO: Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab will perform in Saudi Arabia for the first time in a ladies-only concert this month.

The concert will be held in Jeddah at King Abdullah Economic City on June 19.  

The singer wrote on Instagram a message to her fans saying: “To the beautiful women of Jeddah and Saudi Arabia, I’m happy that my first concert in the country will be on June 19.”

The tickets are already available for booking online, going from 400 riyals (Bronze Level) to 2,200 riyals (Diamond Level).

 


Tokyo 2020 official mascots unveiled at ceremony

Updated 22 July 2018
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Tokyo 2020 official mascots unveiled at ceremony

  • The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity
  • The two mascot designs were selected by elementary schoolchildren across Japan

TOKYO: The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in downtown Tokyo on Sunday.
The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity.
Miraitowa is a combination of the Japanese words for future and eternity while Someity comes from a popular cherry blossom variety “Someiyoshino” and echoes the English phrase “so mighty.”
The two mascot designs were selected by elementary schoolchildren across Japan.
The selection process involving schoolchildren was introduced to get students enthusiastic about the games while also ensuring transparency.
Organizers say the pair of futuristic characters combine tradition and innovation. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled for July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020.